For many people, earwax buildup can be an issue. Some people, especially for those in a humid climate and whose ancestors came from colder climates, natural produce excess earwax or dry, hard earwax.
Other possible causes of ear wax build-up are:
• Narrow or hairy ear canals.
• Bony growths in the outer ear.
• Age, as earwax becomes drier with advancing years.
Symptoms of earwax buildup include:
• Hearing loss
• Reoccurring ear infections
Earwax removal by suction
Ear wax build-up can be a minor problem but there are those for whom it is a chronic dilemma. If it is causing you issues, you should seek professional assistance. You should never attempt to remove earwax with your fingers, cotton buds or any other objects. This can create further blockages that are harder to remove. Even worse, if you use a hard object such as a bobby pin or a car key, it can result in irreparable damage to your hearing.
Our audiology team is accredited in the field of cerumen management (wax management) and continues to engage in professional development to keep up with the latest trends and skillsets in the field. At Falls of Sound, we offer earwax removal by suction, a method which is painless and more comfortable than using water or a syringe. And very affordable, at $118 for either one or both ears.
For more information, please contact us on the numbers provided or submit your enquiry below.